With the growing popularity of wedding blogs and Pinterest, there are a number of themed wedding shoots out there. But if you're drawing inspiration from a theme, how do you keep it from being cheesy or over-the-top? The Bash, Please ladies spell it out: "choose a non-theme-y theme." While it's often easiest to jump off a color scheme, they add that it's not necessarily the what but the where.
"The venue is such a major part of how we come up with the entire design concept. We're not the type of planners where the wedding's at a barn and we're going to say let's drape the barn in satin and make it look like a ballroom. We really like to work with the environment that we're in." Their reasoning is simple: "People can tell right away when something seems staged. It just feels off to everybody and doesn't feel comfortable."